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Residents and visitors will find two libraries, located in the towns of Northam and Wundowie.

The Northam Library was designed by Ivan Ivanoff, and opened in April 1971.  It is a renowned example of brutalist architecture.
The Wundowie Library was opened in August 1971, in a more modest building.

Both libraries offer photocopying, printing, and a place to sit and relax.  Wi-fi is available, and library members can use our public library computers.  Joining is easy with some current ID.
Members can borrow up to 8 items at a time (books, audio books, DVDs, puzzles, games, magazines and bunting), for 3 weeks, and take 2 packets of seeds at each visit.  
Browse our catalogue, or log in and place a hold on items, or renew your loans. 
We also have a Housebound Delivery service for patrons who meet our criteria - please ask at the desk for more details. 

Recycling stations are available at the Northam Library for some common household items - find out more by clicking HERE.


Your library card also gives you access to eResources.  Use your library card number to log into the below resources. 

Borrowbox logo                                      

Borrowbox                 Libby                    Kanopy                      Hoopla      

Library members can access through our public use computers.

If you need help with downloading or logging into these apps, please speak to our friendly staff.  We request you book a time to come in, so a library officer will be available to help you.


StoryBox Library     Libby for Kids        Kanopy for Kids    Busy Things         LibraryCraft             LOTE4Kids 


Library programmes:

Clicking on the images will take you to the FaceBook event for more detailed information.

Crafty Connect - 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 2 - 4 p.m.

Like to craft and have no time for it at home?  Bring your latest project to the library, and work alongside other crafters.  We can supply old books that are begging to be made into beautiful works of art, if you have no project to bring along.


Book Club -  2nd Thursday of the month 2 - 3 p.m.

Adults who love to chat about the latest book they read will enjoy these monthly sessions.  To encourage reading new authors and styles, we have a monthly theme of authors who were born in that month.  We have a selection of books ready, for easy borrowing, or you can bring along your own book.


Tech Help - keep an eye on the noticeboard for our Tech Help speakers and topics.   You are welcome to book an appointment time to get help with any basic tech issues you are having with mobile devices.

As well as our regular get togethers, we also have special events during the year. 
Keep an eye on our Facebook page or check the noticeboard at the Northam Library for more details. 
If you are interested in any other activities, please chat to a library officer.  We might be able to run a session, and there are also other groups using our library as a meeting base.

Library programmes for kids:

Activities for littlies and you



Rhyme Time (0 - 2 years) Wed 9:30 a.m. at Northam.


 Activity Time (2 - 3 years) Wed 10:30 a.m. at Northam


Story Time (3 - 5 years)   Northam: Mon & Fri 10:30 a.m., Wundowie: Thurs 10:30 a.m.

After school activities at Northam Library:


 Young reader's book club  Fortnightly Mon 3:30 - 4:40 p.m.
                                              10 years+.  Runs during school terms only.


Dungeons and Dragons (group limited to keep playability)  Thurs 3:15 - 5 p.m.
                                                                                                10 years +.  Runs in school terms only. 

Lego Club   Northam 2nd Thurs of each month 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
                     Northam Last Friday of each month 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
                    Wundowie Thursday 3 - 4 pm (runs in school terms only)

                    4 years +


For information on any of these programs, please contact the library on 08 9621 1600, [email protected] or check our Facebook group for the latest information.
You can see our events at Shire of Northam Facebook page.

Contact Us


298 Fitzgerald St, Northam WA 6401   

(08) 9621 1600

[email protected]

Opening hours

9am - 5pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri

*We open at 9:30 on the last Monday of each month.

9am - 7pm Thurs

9am - 12pm Sat


47 Boronia Crescent, Wundowie WA 6560

(08) 9573 6205

[email protected]

Opening hours

9am - 12:30pm, 1 pm - 5pm Tues, Thurs

9am - 12pm Sat